The last practise rollover was finally done, it wasn't all we had hoped for gaging from the success we had in our first week. Although we only dropped 4 places, it would of been awesome to stay second or even increase our placing. Looking back at this, we did not put the same amount of effort in our second rollover as we did our first, unfortunately our increase in SHV took the brunt of that. That is in the past now, we have the task of the competitive rollovers to look forward too. Again using Daudelin (1996) to help reflection of the previous week, the problem we are encountering is wanting to get done before the 6:00 mark and wanting to head home, which I am guilty of.
The thought of finishing early is a pleasuring idea but putting work second will not help our SHV or the teams dynamics which needs time to settle and get used to now that we are sticking to our own roles and mostly being in charge of our own factions of Mikes Bikes. Finding a motivating point for each of our team members to encourage myself and the rest of the team to want to work till 6:00 and get everything that needs to be trialed or tweaked done is tough. Looking at myself, I’m motivated by seeing constant improvement in myself and my teammates. I believe reiterating to myself that the extra effort will be worth it in the long run will help with this.
We can also use this first week as a hard learning curb. As stated in Buchanan (2006), that risk is an inescapable part of every decision. Learning from these taken risks will be what defines the success of our team.
To set a goal for myself for the on-coming week, I want to be more on top of Mikes Bikes and all of the added financial features to help promote success and contribute where I can within the team.
Buchanan, L & O’Connell, A. (2006). A Brief History of Decision Making, Harvard Business Review, 84(1), 32-41.
Daudelin, M. W. (1996). Learning from experience through reflection. Organizational Dynamics, 24(3), 36–48